Laid back transport planner with an engineering background who delivers buildable and commercial highway solutions for development sites.
I have always been interested in big buildings and architecture, which probably stems from a lego obsession when I was younger. Civil Engineering seemed the obvious choice. I was fortunate to complete a sandwich year degree and during my year out working in the industry I gained experience working in highway design, drainage design, flood risk and transport planning. Following graduation I got a job as a transport planner and have never looked back.
I grew up in a small town in Hampshire, which I left as soon as possible following completion of my A-levels. I started a Civil Engineering degree at Nottingham Trent University in 1994 and graduated in 1998, which included a year out working at JMP in Lichfield. Following graduation I got a job working for WSP and spent a couple of years working for them in Basingstoke and London. I moved back to Nottingham in 2000 to ultimately marry my university girlfriend and start a family. In Nottingham I worked for JPA for three years, HSL for 18 months and joined BWB as a Senior Engineer in November 2004.
RAF Upood was a good project as a large scale mixed use development which had many challenges. I learnt a lot on this project and challenged myself. The site ultimately went to appeal and involved the production of a proof of evidence and attendance at a major public inquiry. I also find that the best projects are the ones that actually get built so I can drag my family around the country and say I worked on that.
Most of my free time is dominated by my two boys so building stuff with Lego, going on bike rides and going to the park. I also enjoy the odd ale, eating good Italian food and watching films when time allows.
Wondering where the last five years went and how to recapture my youth.